Curcuma - Tumeric is a bright yellow rhizom just like Ginger, which grows under the ground. Curcuma - Tumeric is cooked and peeled before dried for a week in the sun.
Almost the entire World production of curcuma is sold ground as powder.
Culinary uses of Tumeric
Curcuma has a peppery aroma and smells like wood. Curcuma gives your dishes a warm spicy taste with a lightly bitter aftertaste.